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On Declaring Love Eighteenth-Century Literature and Jane Austen

On Declaring Love: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Jane Austen

1st Edition

By Fred Parker
November 13, 2018

"What did she say? – Just what she ought, of course. A lady always does." This book explores the act of declaring love in works of literature written between the middle of the eighteenth century and the death of Jane Austen - and uncovers the uncertain boundaries of the self in the force-field of ...

Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Feminism

Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Feminism

1st Edition

By Kirstin Hanley
August 23, 2018

This study examines Mary Wollstonecraft—generally recognized as the founder of the early feminist movement—by shedding light on her contributions to eighteenth-century instructional literature, and feminist pedagogy in particular. While contemporary scholars have extensively theorized ...

Reimagining Society in 18th Century French Literature Happiness and Human Rights

Reimagining Society in 18th Century French Literature: Happiness and Human Rights

1st Edition

By Jonas Ross Kjærgård
June 08, 2018

The French revolutionary shift from monarchical to popular sovereignty came clothed in a new political language, a significant part of which was a strange coupling of happiness and rights. In Old Regime ideology, Frenchmen were considered subjects who had no need of understanding why what was ...

Errors and Reconciliations Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding

Errors and Reconciliations: Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding

1st Edition

By Anaclara Castro-Santana
March 26, 2018

Henry Fielding is most well-known for his monumental novel Tom Jones. Though not necessarily common knowledge, Henry Fielding started his literary career as a dramatist and eventually transitioned to writing novels. Though vastly different in their approach and subject, there is a common thread in ...

Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, 1720-1850

Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, 1720-1850

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Adelman, Catherine Packham
March 13, 2018

This edited collection, Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, aims to address the genealogy and formation of political economy as a knowledge project from 1720 to 1850. Through individual essays on both literary and political economic writers, this volume defines and ...

Wordsworth Before Coleridge The Growth of the Poet’s Philosophical Mind, 1785-1797

Wordsworth Before Coleridge: The Growth of the Poet’s Philosophical Mind, 1785-1797

1st Edition

By Mark Bruhn
February 15, 2018

Drawing extensively upon archival resources and manuscript evidence, Wordsworth Before Coleridge rewrites the early history of Wordsworth’s intellectual development and thereby overturns a century-old consensus that derives his most important philosophical ideas from Coleridge. Beginning with ...

The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship Beyond Recovery

The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship: Beyond Recovery

1st Edition

Edited By Robin Runia
November 16, 2017

There is an unfortunate argument being made that feminist scholarship of eighteenth-century literary studies has fulfilled its potential in academic circles. The Future of Eighteenth-Century Feminist Scholarship: Beyond Recovery shows us otherwise. Each of the essays in this volume reaffirms the ...

Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity

Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity

1st Edition

By Christopher Borsing
September 13, 2016

The concept of a personal identity was a contentious issue in the early eighteenth century. John Locke’s philosophical discussion of personal identity in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding fostered a public debate upon the status of an immortal Christian soul. This book argues that Defoe, like...

New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature Power, Sex, and Text

New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature: Power, Sex, and Text

1st Edition

Edited By Aleksondra Hultquist, Elizabeth Mathews
July 26, 2016

This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and ...

Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction Richardson, Burney, Austen

Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Richardson, Burney, Austen

1st Edition

By Linda Zionkowski
June 07, 2016

This book analyzes why the most influential novelists of the long eighteenth century centered their narratives on the theory and practice of gift exchange. Throughout this period, fundamental shifts in economic theories regarding the sources of individual and national wealth along with ...

Slavery and Augustan Literature Swift, Pope and Gay

Slavery and Augustan Literature: Swift, Pope and Gay

1st Edition

By Dr J Richardson
April 24, 2014

Slavery and Augustan Literature investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. These three writers were connected with a Tory ministry, which attempted to increase substantially the English share of the international slave trade. They all wrote in support of the ...

The Epistolary Novel Representations of Consciousness

The Epistolary Novel: Representations of Consciousness

1st Edition

By Joe Bray
February 25, 2014

The epistolary novel is a form which has been neglected in most accounts of the development of the novel. This book argues that the way that the eighteenth-century epistolary novel represented consciousness had a significant influence on the later novel. Critics have drawn a distinction between the...

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